Time Management Articles
Expert Author: Jamie S Hanson
Do you normally tend to postpone important tasks that are essential to do at that very moment? If you behave that way, then you are suffering from procrastination, a psychological behavior. A study carried out by skilled researchers revealed that many people are guilty of being procrastinators in their lives. Nurturing this kind of mental behavior, however, can lead to counter productivity, depression, and isolation from society. What causes this kind of mental state? Here are some of the causes of procrastination.
Expert Author: Alexander Sutton
Without the standard guidelines and mandatory class time requirements of traditional colleges, online learning students are faced with the challenge of maintaining their own schedule and motivation. Time management is especially vital to an online student's successful completion of their distance learning degree program.
Leadership time is your organization's most valuable asset. Where leaders focus their time and effort affects everyone below them and the organization as a whole. So how can leaders make the best use of their time?There are a number of small, incremental changes - shifts - each leader can make to their daily behaviors that will assist in keeping both the focus and momentum of the organization pointed in the right direction.
The workday begins with an alarm ringing, and those pings and buzzes sound throughout the day reminding us of the next appointment we need to attend or the upcoming task that must be completed. Here's a thought on how to quiet down our world so we can remain focused and more productive.
Airport security check points offer a terrific example of how being organized can greatly reduce the stress we experience in normal, every-day activities. This post takes a stab at explaining the why and how of making this experience, and others, less stressful. As a professional speaker, I travel constantly. That means that I go through airport security all the time and, as a consequence, am witness to myriad methods of successfully and not-so-successfully navigating the process. This microcosm of activity is a terrific example of how being disorganized generates tremendous and unnecessary stress.
Expert Author: CJ Pennington
Undoubtedly, this prevalent problem requires a radical solution. But most classic approaches to "Time Management" only ask us to adjust our actions, as if all our conflicts with Time could be resolved simply by "establishing our priorities," "sticking to a concrete schedule," or "organizing our files."
Create a Designated Work Space - Identify a defined physical space - like your entire desktop -that you clear of everything (I mean EVERYTHING) except the one thing you need to work on right now. Your DWS should look like a newborn conference room table. Itwill help you eliminate the effects of peripheral vision which can be very distracting when piles of other work and your computer monitor are within that scope of vision.
Change is easy; deciding to is hard. That's because we all know that we need to make changes to improve our lives. However, the inertia of the status quo is a very powerful force to overcome when the moment to effect those changes arrives. My personal and professional experience is that small change is, indeed, the most effective strategy for accomplishing all types of goals.
I was recently askedmy thoughts on a productivity theory that advocated allocating specific slots of time for specific types of behavior - Productive Work, Administrative Work, and Non-Work. As thequestion was being posed to me,amental image of an industrial era worker came to mind -how theyconduct productive work duringpartof the day, administrative work part of the day (cleaning up, etc.), andnon-work part of the day (at home, away from the factory). What struck me as odd about that image was that it didn't fit into most modern professional and corporate work environments.
Expert Author: Nelson Montanez
To stop procrastination, one has to reach a point in their life and finally realize that absolutely nothing will ever change until a radical mindset shift begins and backed up with consistent daily action steps. Let's take Bill's story for example. Bill joined the latest and greatest opportunity to hit the planet about a month ago and he is really looking forward to getting things going. Bill goes to his weekly city live presentations but always goes alone because it's 7pm and he doesn't want to trouble anyone he knows during a weeknight.
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